Some bigwigs of the PDP from the South (file photo)

National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Peter Ameh, has denied reports that some parties have withdrawn their Coalition of United Democratic Parties (CUPP) membership.

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has formed a new alliance with over 30 other parties called the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).

The coalition emerged on Monday when the opposition parties met at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

Their aim is to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ameh’s party signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the alliance members.

He said that names of the political parties claiming to have withdrawn were never part of the Peoples Democratic Party-led coalition.

The PPA boss challenged the parties to list the 22 parties denouncing the MoU, saying “ they are just nine political parties claiming to be 22.”

He said, “The listed party was never part of the agreement from inception and was never invited to any of our meetings where discussions and deliberations were held.

“Nigerian journalists should do thorough investigation. None of the parties that signed the agreement has withdrawn its support; I repeat, none.’’